Vector

Finalist
2017
Kupe Street - Kāinga Tuatahi

Vector's approach to community engagement shows that with good strategic alignment and thoughtful design all parties can truly benefit.

Through its partnership with Ngati Whatua Orakei and  its  30-home development for first home buyers, Vector has created a real-world lab enabling observation of how a future community grid might operate in which access to new technology is provided  equally amongst all residents.

Kupe Street has delivered numerous benefits. In five months, residents have had monthly power bills as low as $13; 2.84 tonnes of CO2-e has been saved; and, 47% of power has been produced from within the community.